French Romantic Painter, 1791-1824
Born in Rouen, France, Gericault was educated in the tradition of English sporting art by Carle Vernet and classical figure composition by Pierre-Narcisse Gu??rin, a rigorous classicist who disapproved of his student impulsive temperament, but recognized his talent.
The Charging Chasseur, 1812.Gericault soon left the classroom, choosing to study at the Louvre instead, where he copied from paintings by Peter Paul Rubens, Titian, Diego Vel??zquez, and Rembrandt for about six years, from 1810 to 1815. There he found a vitality which he preferred to the prevailing school of Neoclassicism.
Landscape with an Aquaduct
English: One of a project set of four landscapes depicting times of the day, of which only three were completed.Probably could do with some colour adjustment, the top of the image is lighter due to prevailing light conditions in the museum, and the white/yellow is not strong enough. Finally the left-side structure, according to the miniature on the Met site, is apparently slightly red-tinged.